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116 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

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Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 6:22 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 116 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, two of which were among nonresidents.

The state reported no new deaths related to the virus on Friday. A total of 343 Alaska resident deaths have been tied to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Alaska continues to have one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the country.

The state reports new COVID-19 cases daily throughout the week, but not on weekends. The data will next be updated on Monday.

The 114 new Alaska resident cases of COVID-19 reported Friday were identified among residents of the following communities:

  • Anchorage: 34
  • Ketchikan: 17
  • Fairbanks: 13
  • Wasilla: 13
  • Juneau: 5
  • North Pole: 4
  • Soldotna: 4
  • Nome: 3
  • Delta Junction: 2
  • Palmer: 2
  • Anchor Point: 1
  • Big Lake: 1
  • Bristol Bay plus Lake and Peninsula: 1
  • Chugiak: 1
  • Craig: 1
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough: 1
  • Homer: 1
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough South: 1
  • Northwest Arctic Borough: 1
  • Petersburg: 1
  • Prince of Wales- Hyder Census Area: 1
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area: 1
  • Tok: 1
  • Utqiagvik: 1
  • Willow: 1
  • Yakutak plus Hoonah-Angoon: 1
  • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area: 1

The state also reported two new COVID-19 cases among nonresidents on Friday — one in Fairbanks and one in Sitka.

There are currently 46 people being hospitalized for COVID-19 statewide, according to state data. There is also one person being hospitalized for a suspected case. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1,500 Alaska residents have been hospitalized for COVID-19.

According to health officials, 52% of all eligible Alaskans age 16 and older have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 48% are fully vaccinated. In the Anchorage region, nearly 51% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated. More than 70% of eligible Juneau region residents are fully vaccinated, according to state data.

The state has conducted more than 2.14 million COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began, and currently has a seven-day average positivity rate of 2.02%.

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